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personal

 

Full Name:                    Francisco L. Griffin

Contact:                        I can be reached through Stanley Lechtzin at crafts@blue.temple.edu.

 

education

 

1997 - 1999                 M.F.A.Candidate:   Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA 19027

                                               Graduate thesis work focused on utilizing Computer Aided Design and Computer
                                               Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technologies, including Rapid Prototyping, in
                                               the craft field.

Summer 1997               Study Abroad Program:  Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1993 - 1997                 B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude:  Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA 19027

                                                Undergraduate work was split between traditional metal and plastic benchworking
                                                techniques and CAD-CAM explorations.

 

teaching experience

 

Fall 1998                     Faculty Assistant - Junior Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art

                                                Assisted students in numerous advanced metalsmithing techniques which varied from
                                                student to student.

Spring 1998                 Faculty Assistant - Junior Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art

                                                As above.

Fall 1997                     Faculty Assistant - Sophomore Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art

                                                Assisted students in learning basic metalsmithing techniques including soldering, wax
                                                carving, casting, anodizing of titanium and niobium, and chain making.

Spring 1997                 Faculty Assistant - Sophomore Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art

                                                As above.

 

professional experience

 

1998 - 1999                 WebMaster, Tyler School of Art Metalsmithing/Jewelry/CAD-CAM website

                                               

1997 - 1999                 Graduate Assistant, Tyler School of Art Admissions Office

                                                Responsibilities included organizing and managing undergraduate student workers,
                                                processing graduate and undergraduate applications, data processing, public
                                                relations, training tour guides, organizing weekly and special event tours.

1996 - 1997                 Senior Seminar, Tyler School of Art

                                                A competetive program structured for seniors interested in graduate study which
                                                included participation in the Graduate Seminar class as well as additional studio
                                                responsibilities (weekly monitor duties, full key access to the benchwork and CAD-
                                                CAM studios, supervision of a weekly clean-up team, upkeep and supervision of
                                                tools and machinery).

 

skills

 

                                    Computer-related

                                                Rhino (beta tester), NuGraf, FrontPage '98, Microsoft Image Composer, LView Pro,
                                                XCAD, Autovision (AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop), SurfCAM, Microsoft Word,
                                                Microsoft Works, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, FTP Explorer

                                    Benchwork

                                                Centrifugal casting (silver, bronze, copper, bi-metal), carving (wax, plastics, wood),
                                                electroforming (copper), anodizing (titanium, niobium, aluminum), vacuum forming
                                                (plastics), fabrication, metalsmithing, hydraulic press forming, patinization, rubber
                                                molding, wax injection, lamination of plastics (heat, chemical).

 

selected exhibitions

 

Spring 1999                   Juried Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

1997 - 1999                  Student Gallery, Tyler M/J/C-C website (http://blue.temple.edu/~crafts)

Fall 1997                       Interdisciplinary Seminar Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

                                     Scotland Study Abroad Program Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

Spring 1997                   B.F.A. Thesis Show, Tyler School of Art

 

publication

 

April 1998                     Lapidary Journal

                                                    A CAD-CAM article featuring the work of Stanley Lechtzin and Tyler students.

 

references

 

Available upon request.

 

 

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